So, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi thinks that come next January, she’ll be keeping her job:
Pelosi, the top Democrat in the House, whose job as speaker makes her third in line to the presidency, said she would retain that position.
“I fully expect to be speaker of the House five weeks from now,” Pelosi said at a NBC/Universal women’s forum in Manhattan, as reported by the New York Times.
Um, Nance, we know you’ll be Speaker five weeks from now. Even if your party loses the elections, you’ll stay on (in the manner of a caretaker) until January. And while Nancy wants to keep her job, if polls are any indication, her employers don’t much care for her:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s negative ratings have hit an all-time high in the new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll. A full 50 percent of those surveyed have a somewhat or very negative impression of Pelosi, while just 22 percent have a somewhat or very positive impression of her. . . .
Pelosi is less popular than her Republican predecessor in the speaker’s chair, Newt Gingrich. The poll finds that 35 percent of those surveyed have a negative impression of Gingrich, while 24 percent view him positively.
Pelosi is also less popular than 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, who is viewed negatively by 48 percent of those surveyed, and positively by 30 percent.
Gotta remember that state, the next time some Democrat tells me how unpopular Palin is. And the coordinate White House/New York Times demonization of John Boehner notwithstanding, the incoming Speaker “remains relatively unknown. . . . Fifty percent of those surveyed don’t know who Boehner is”.